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There are 6 ways to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Albany, NY  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc

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Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY New York / ...

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 158.4 miles

Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Albany (ALB) EWR - ALB

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB

Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Jersey City and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around 4h 27m and covers a distance of around 167 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 49 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 34m. Operated by PATH, Fox Bus and Capital District Transportation (CDTA), the Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute service departs from Journal Square and arrives in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 37m
Layover time:
49 min
Total time:
4h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 34m
Journey distance:
167 miles
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
$25
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:39
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New York, NY - Port Authority and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Jersey City and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 141 miles. The road distance is 158.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus via Albany, NY which takes 5h 4m and costs $25 - $27.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus via Albany, NY which takes 5h 4m and costs $25 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Fox Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY every 3 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to Newark
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$85 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$85 - $130
First Class - Adult
$140 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $200
First Class - Child
$140 - $200
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Jersey City to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Albany Airport.

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